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How Yachting Beginners Landed Their First Job

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2021
Are you excited about the prospect of a superyacht job -- but worried you don’t have the right background?


Does your CV look a little thin? Not sure how your previous work experience is relevant on a yacht?


That’s okay! The good news is, many people have made the jump from “land life” to superyacht life -- and you can do the same!


Here are some of the best tips we’ve collected over the years on how you can write a CV that stands out -- and...

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Tracy's Most Popular Holiday Recipe for Giving (or stealing)

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2020

These Pecan Diamond bars are hands down one of the most popular cookies I have ever made.


For many years I had a position as chef at a private, fly-in fishing lodge in the Canadian Arctic. All provisions needed to be flown in at great expense, so food was valuable and not easily replaced.



In July the Arctic has 24 hours of sunlight - so plenty of time for lake trout fishing after the workday.

The far north of Canada has some of the biggest lake trout in the...

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Surviving Your First Year in Yachting

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2020

You’re so excited about getting hired for your first real yacht job! You’ve done the interviews, you’ve got a start date, and you’re able to step onboard. It’s about to get real.


Here’s how to survive your very first yacht job!


1. Pack Wisely


We know you know that space is limited, so think about what you’re taking and ask yourself if you really need it. Chances are you’ll still overpack - and don’t forget you’ll...

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Yacht Crew's Changing Daily Routines

Uncategorized Oct 26, 2020

If you’ve been working a “normal” land-based job, you’re probably used to a 9-5 workweek with weekends off.


If you've been working in the hospitality industry you may be used to shifts, working weekends, and holidays.


No matter what, you’ll find that the Superyacht work routines are quite different.


We’re here to break it down for you so you know exactly what to expect!


Over the course of a year, yacht crew's typical daily...

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Tipping on Superyachts - What Can You Expect?

finance Oct 13, 2020

Tips are one of the best -- and one of the trickiest -- parts of the superyacht world. While tips will most likely be a significant part of your superyacht income, it’s important to have the right expectations and remember that a gratuity is just that -- not a salary. 


Here are a few truths to keep in mind and what parts of your tip you might be able to control -- and what parts you may just have to accept.


First, Know The Facts


Many elements of the superyacht...

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Get Hired (and avoid COVID) at the 2020 Ft Lauderdale Boat Show

job hunting Sep 28, 2020

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the world. It's also hands-down the biggest opportunity in the U.S. to find a job, build your network, and learn about the industry. 


The show is currently set to run as scheduled October 28th through November 1st, with enhanced COVID health and safety measures in place.


In fact, it's one of the only major boat shows in the world scheduled to go ahead in 2020.

Here are some of the major...

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Your First Step in a Yachting Career - The Crew House

job hunting Sep 15, 2020
 Image: The Crew Grapevine, Antibes, France


When you first arrive in a yachting center and you're looking for a job on a yacht, staying in a crew house is a great option for inexpensive accommodation.


Crew Houses are BnB or backpacker type communes. Most crew houses have cozy environments with shared rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry, and common lounge areas.

There are also usually computers and printers available to help crew with the job-hunting process.


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A South African Man's Journey from Yacht Deckhand to Pilot

Uncategorized Sep 07, 2020

Welcome back to our interview series! Today, we’re talking with Luke Raubenheimer, a lifelong sailor who took his yachting career and used it to become a pilot.  


Along the way, he’s had some incredible adventures.


Luke’s story is a great one because we love to show the amazing places that a yachting career might lead.


How long have you been working in the yachting industry? How did you get your start?


I grew up sailing on family...

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Safety at Sea - with Captain Vareek Breaden

Uncategorized Aug 31, 2020
What keeps you from launching your superyacht career? Well, some of you have told us you’re wondering -- or your families are wondering -- about safety at sea on while working on yachts.

Well, you can rest easy -- in today’s blog experienced Captain Vareek Breaden, reassures us about the high safety standards demanded in the superyacht industry.


A veteran of over 20 years on yachts, Captain Breaden shares his perspective on why superyachts are one of the safest places to...

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Interviewing to Land Your Dream Superyacht Job

job hunting Aug 18, 2020

You’ve done all of your training and now it’s finally time for your big interview! It’s your chance to land a contract or long-term position on a superyacht, and you want to make your best impression.


It’s important to prepare for your interview and be sure to take into account the unique tips and strategies that will prepare you for a successful superyacht interview, and set you apart from your competitors!


Know Your Boat


Take the time to learn...

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